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Bernanke: U.S. economy still needs Fed’s stimulus

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the U.S. economy still needs help from the Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policies. Bernanke told the National Bureau of Economic Research that because unemployment remains high and inflation is below the ...

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Senate ready for symbolic showdown on tax cuts

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders moved toward a showdown Wednesday with votes on rival Democratic and Republican plans for extending broad tax cuts that will otherwise expire in January. In an announcement that seemed to surprise Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Mitch ...

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Bernanke signals no imminent steps to aid economy

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is prepared to take further steps to lift the U.S. economy if it weakens. But he didn’t signal any imminent action in testimony before a congressional panel Thursday. Bernanke said the ...

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